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Ukraine Says Russia Fuels `Terror’ as NATO Boosts Defense

 Ukraine accused Russia of fueling “terrorism” in its eastern provinces as NATO bolstered the defense of nearby European nations. Government troops pressed on with an anti-separatist offensive that freed an airfield near Kramatorsk yesterday, sending armored vehicles into the Donetsk region town where pro-Russian forces have clashed with police. Local media said several armored personnel […] Continue reading →

Ukraine Tensions Escalate as Russia, U.S. Exchange Barbs

 Russia and the U.S. traded barbs at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as a deadline neared for pro-Russian separatists to leave buildings they occupied amid escalating violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia called the meeting after protests near Slovyansk, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) from the Russian frontier escalated. Camouflaged gunmen fired […] Continue reading →

Iran UN Envoy Row: Foreign Minister Calls US Congress ‘a Group of Radicals’

 Sounding a defiant note over his government’s nomination of a U.N. ambassador-designate linked to the 1979 American hostage crisis, Iran’s foreign minister has dismissed those objecting to the decision – who include virtually the entire U.S. Congress – as “a group of radicals.” “They should not allow a group of radicals to determine the agenda […] Continue reading →

Kerry gives up on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

 Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the Obama administration will reassess its role in attempting to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine after the latest round of discussions proved to be all but fruitful. Speaking to reporters from Rabat, Morocco amid his latest tour overseas, Kerry said that the most recent […] Continue reading →

Who Really Won the Cold War?

Diana West  Whether the Cold War is back, it’s an apt moment to strike up a wider conversation about a couple of central questions from my book “American Betrayal.” Why did the West fail to claim an ideological or moral victory at the apparent end of the Cold War? Did the West really even win […] Continue reading →

Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

Washington’s Blog Preface: The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments. For example, imprisoning Galileo for life because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead […] Continue reading →

Putin the Great vs. Obama the Weak

But at three o’clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn’t work—and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day. — F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s 3 am all around the world today. […] Continue reading →

U.S. Rushing Headlong Into War with Russia

Corporate media plays its part by disseminating war propaganda So, let’s get this straight. The United States is all for democracy and democracy is about voting and making sure the majority rules. If a majority in Crimea votes to align itself with Russia because most Crimeans have an affinity for Russia, the United States and […] Continue reading →

Pat Buchanan: What Difference Does it Make?

In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: “But what good came of it at last?” Quoth little Peterkin. “Why, that I cannot tell,” said he; “But ’twas a famous victory.” What did it really matter? The poet was asking of the triumph of the Duke of Marlborough — “Who this […] Continue reading →